Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Joy

Hi Bloggers.

A day of catching up for me today. My Craft Room is a tip - Again!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some CS Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Nordic Christmas Mask onto Coconut White Card and put aside to dry.

I cut dies 1, 2 and 4 from the Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies out of Coconut White Card and die 3 out of Milk Card. I double embossed the #4 die cut and the Joy die cut using Clear Perfect Medium and CS Frosty Dawn Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder.

I cut some Poinsettias out of Coconut White Card using the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I double embossed them using Clear Perfect Medium and CS Frosty Dawn Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I paired them up and added some 3mm and 5mm White Pearls to the centres.

I cut Sue Wilson's Berry Sprigs out of Coconut White Card and Sue's Pine Twigs out of Milk Card.

I added a mat of Milk Card and then added a Coconut White Card to complete another proper card!

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have on my website from the shows (there's not much, I'm afraid). You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (27th September) -
Creative Expressions Tile Stamps - Set 2 only £7.99!

Monday, 26 September 2016

One Day Special continues today

Hi Bloggers.

The Justrite Christmas One Day Special continues on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

I started by drawing around one of Phill Martin's round acrylic blocks onto Coconut White Card with a pencil. I then stamped the foliage from the Justrite Multi-Step Poppies Clear Stamp Set using Basil Leaf Colour Cloud around my pencil line to form a wreath.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Red Geranium Archival. I cut out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and edged with Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut a mat out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B, edging it with Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud. I folded a piece of A4 Coconut White Card in half and created a card blank using Sue's Double Pierced Squares.

I stamped the poinsettia from the same stamp set onto Coconut White Card several times. I used Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud for the 1st 2 steps, then Red Geranium Archival for the 3rd step (veins) and Coffee Archival for the centres. I cut them all out using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I'll show how to do this again today but if you can't wait you can see how to do this on the launch hour on catch up.

I arranged the poinsettias around my wreath - now, I had only put 3 on originally only put 3 on which is why they're a little uneven but I think it's still ok.

I added a 5mm White Pearl to each corner.

On the show there is the Justrite Inside & Outside Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set so as this is a real card I stamped a sentiment from the set on the inside of my card using Red Geranium Archival.

I have added pictures of all my samples from the ODS to my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page and to the Gallery Page on this Blog.

I'm offering 10% discount on products I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Just as my One Day Special ends, John Lockwood will be launching another One Day Special straight afterwards at 8pm this evening. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have on my website from his shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 23rd September is.................

PharmacyMichele

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop it in the post.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (26th September) -
Spellbinders Card Creator - Loopy only £12.99!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Justrite One Day Special this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some lovely Justrite Stamps and Dies. I hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -
For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I inked up the Snowflake Frame Mask with Clear Perfect Medium. I popped this, inked side up onto the platform of the Spellbinders Platinum Machine. I added my card, dusted side down, then the embossing mat and then the embossing plate. I ran this through the machine. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern. I added CS Blue Zircon Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Large Oval Christmas Wishes Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card and embossed using Blue Ziron BS Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies. I cut the largest die in the same set out of Coconut White Card.

I cut dies 5 and 6 from the Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies together out of Coconut White Card and double embossed the die cut using Clear Perfect Medium and CS Blue Zircon BS Embossing Powder.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

I'm offering 10% discount on products I have on my website from the One Day Special. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (25th September) -
Sue Wilson Gemini Collection - Auriga Die Set only £5.99!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm running a workshop locally just outside Milton Keynes. It's Christmas themed so hopefully eveyone will go home with a good start to their Christmas Card Making.

As promised, I have sneak peek from tomorrow's Justrite Christmas One Day Special -

For the background, I spread some Berry Red CS Sparkle Texture Paste through the Nordic Christmas Mask onto Rich Green Card and put aside to dry (approx 2 hours).

I cut a frame out of Rich Red Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background once dry using 3D Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Inside & Outside Christmas Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Red Geranium Archival. I cut it out using the Justrite Snowflakes & Tag Dies. I cut the largest die in the set out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the poinsettia onto Coconut White Card using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Stamp Set. I used Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud for the 1st 2 steps, then Red Geranium Archival for the 3rd set (veins) and Coffee Archival for the centre. I cut the flower parts out using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I'll show how to do this in the launch hour tomorrow night. I cut some foliage out of Rich Green Card using Sue Wilson's Berry Sprig Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some mats of Coconut White Card, Rich Red Card and Rich Green Card.

Sue Wilson is continuing with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (24th September) -
Phill Martin Snowflakes Inserts 8 x 8 Paper Pad only £7.99!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's that time of the week again!

Here's this week's card that needs a needs a new home -

This is the original card. It's the demo card that's up for grabs - it looks the same except that I have used different pattern for the embossing. You can read how this card was made here (second card on that post).

Leave a lovely comment below on this post to go into the draw to win. I will announce the winner on Monday.

Sue Wilson is lauching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from the Justrite One Day Special which starts on Sunday evening.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (23rd September) -
Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For - Apple Blossom Spray only £1.99!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started my dusting a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I inked up a Brayer with Clear Perfect Medium. I used this to ink the deboss side of the Couture Creations Fudge Embossing Folder. I popped the card inside the folder with the dusted side facing the inked side of the folder. I ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern. I then added Phill Martin CS New Gold Mica Powder using a Dusting Brush. I removed the excess using a Dry Wet Wipe.

I dusted another piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the image from the Justrite Meadow Circles Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium. I then added Phill Martin CS New Gold Mica Powder using a Dusting Brush. I removed the excess using a Dry Wet Wipe. I cut it out using Justrite Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Dies and cut a mat out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using another die from the same set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Circle of Friends Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Dies and cut a mat out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using another die from the same set. I added a Dazzler Setting and a Craft Consortium Large Pearl & Diamante Circle.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Craft Consortium Pearl Hearts and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (22nd September) -
Sue Wilson Classic Vase Die Set only £2.99!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Make Art

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Lilac Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Rose Swirl Embossing Folder.

I cut the main motif from the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice, inking through the die with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I glued them together, offsetting them.

I stamped the sentiment from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Wildflower Art Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I trimmed it down into 2 separate words using scissors and edged with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud.

I cut the corner die from the same die set out of Coconut White Card 4 times inking though the die with Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud. I added them to the corners of my background and added some 5mm and 8mm White Pearls.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (21st September) -
Spellbinders Card Creator - Houndstooth only £11.99!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Spread your wings

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used the large decorative die from the Justrite A2 Butterfly Garden Dies out of Black Card (I did not use the outer die). I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of card (doesn't matter what colour). I removed the other backing sheet and added my die cut. I added CS Aurora Lights Gilding Flakes to the exposed adhesive adhesive. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ink up the image from the Justrite Butterfly Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Black Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped image. I added CS Aurora Lights Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut it out using the largest circle die from the Justrite Stitched A2 Butterfly Garden Dies.


I assembled the card as shown adding Black Card and Steel Pearl Card, some Small Black Circle Dazzlers and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (20th September) -
Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours - New Arrival Verse Collection only £8.99!


Monday, 19 September 2016

Peace

Hi Bloggers.

Back from Ally Pally. A tiring, busy and enjoyable weekend. Next one is in April.

Have you started your Christmas Cards yet? It'll be here sooner than you think!

Here's another easy one for you -

For the background, I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer then sprinkled some CS Rich Gold Pixie Powder over. I spread the powder and varnish around the acetate using my fingers. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I used a piece of Kitchen Roll to tap it down and put aside to dry (about an hour).

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangles. Once my background was dry, I added my frame using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I cut Sue's 2016 Christmas Angel out of Coconut White Card.

I cut the sentiment out of Antique Gold Pearl Card and the oval out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Ornate Holly Framed Peace Die Set.

I added a couple of mats of Coconut White and Antique Gold Pearl Card, some 8mm White Pearls and my card was finished.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 16th September is....................

 BridgetCG

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop it in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (19th September) -
Leonie Pujol - Masks & Stencils - Family only £2.99!